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Resources for the Congregation

 "So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another" (Romans 14:19).

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Children & Youth Ministry

Activity Planning Guide (for trips) (PDF)

Bus Ministry Guidelines

Children/Youth Ministry Application (PDF)

Guidelines for Children & Youth Workers (PDF)

Handling Suspected Child Abuse (PDF)

Management of Minors (PDF)

Model Child Management and Protection Policy (PDF)

Conflict/Risk Management

Health Checkup for Congregations

Minimizing Liability to the Congregation

Model Financial Management Policy

Sample Lawsuits Against Churches

Congregational Peacemaking

Biblical Justice. The values, principles of due process and standards for just decisions revealed in Scripture. A must read for peacemakers.

Model Congregational Peacemaking Procedures (PDF)

Opening Remarks for Peacemaking Forums

Peacemaking Meeting Ground Rules

Peacemaking Readiness Guide (PDF)

Congregational Discipline

Discipline in the Congregation. The biblical basis for conducting discipline and practical guidelines.

Model Discipline Procedures for Congregations (PDF)

Model Forms for Congregational Discipline


Congregational Safety-Security

Carl Chinn, Deadly Force Incidents (DFI's) at Faith-Based Organizations in the United States, 1/1/1999 through 12/31/2017.

DHS, Active Shooter: How to Respond, October 2008.

FEMA, Guide for Developing High Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship, June 2013.

Plan Ahead for Disasters. Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security.

Anti-Defamation League, 18 Best Practices for Jewish Institutional Security.

Protecting Your Jewish Institution: Security Strategies for Today's Dangerous World. Anti-Defamation League, 2005.

Kevin Robertson, Church Security: Providing a Safe Worship Environment., 2014.

Model Security Ministry Policy (PDF)

Model Security Ministry Guidelines (PDF)

Model Security Ministry Application (PDF)

Pastoral Care

Biblical Baptism Ceremony

Guidelines for Pastoral Counseling (PDF)

Model Pastoral Care Agreement (PDF)

Suggestions for Hospital Visits

Marriage, Human Sexuality and Wedding Policy

Legal Advisory

Considerations in Hiring an Attorney (PDF)

Considering a Lawsuit? Questions to Ask. (PDF)

I Want to Settle a Dispute: What Do I Do?

I Was Sold Defective Goods ~ What Do I Do? (PDF)

Index of Legal Issues in the Bible

Preparing a Christian Will

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